Press Release: 6th September

MK Act Webinars With over 1.9million people in the UK experiencing domestic abuse year on year, we are committed to raising awareness & educating professionals & the public. In partnership with Milton Keynes Council, we now offer free webinars for employers and employees. These webinars: Help spot the signs of Domestic Abuse with colleagues and clientsProvide the appropriate response to disclosuresUnderstand the challenges of leaving an abusive relationshipUnderstand the impact on domestic abuse in the workplace Know how to support victims & keep them safe whilst at workKnow initial safety planning and how to signpost to specialist services We bring a wealth of experience…
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Domestic Abuse – Awareness in the Workplace

Domestic Abuse – Awareness in the Workplace

Join our free virtual training sessions delivered by MK-Act, a specialist Domestic Violence Support Service for Milton Keynes. This workshop is for businesses of all sizes, employers, HR professionals, line managers and front-line staff working in Milton Keynes. As a result of the Coronavirus lockdown, the working age population are being asked to spend more time working from home. Evidence has shown that, across the country, domestic abuse is soaring as victims are trapped with abusive partners during the corona virus lockdown. 86% of HR leads agree they have a duty of care to provide support to employees on the…
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MK-ACT Vacancies May 2021

MK-ACT Vacancies May 2021 We have two exciting opportunities to work for our organisation providing a high quality service as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA).  Providing targeted independent DA advocacy and support for people who approach MK-Act Crisis Service, your role will be to empower your clients, keeping the safety of them and their children central to your interventions. We are looking for an individual who is committed to working in a multi-agency setting, which is fast paced.  You will be joining our caring, strong and hardworking team. MK-ACT is an…
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Captain Tom 100 challenge for MK Act

Captain Tom 100 challenge for MK Act On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he'd raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. His simple message of hope – "Tomorrow will be a good day" – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic. Now it's your turn to build on that legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone,…
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FREE Virtual Live Interactive Training Sessions – delivered by MK-ACT

FREE Virtual Live Interactive Training Sessions – delivered by MK-ACT

Join our FREE virtual-live-interactive training sessions delivered by MK-Act (Specialist Domestic Violence Support Service for Milton Keynes.) The training will support Public and Private sector workplaces & organisations within MILTON KEYNES, of all different sizes, to improve their response to domestic abuse. Following attendance delegates will have knowledge to: Help spot the signs of Domestic Abuse with colleagues and clients Understand the challenges of leaving an abusive relationship Understand the impact on domestic abuse in the workplace Provide the appropriate response to disclosures How to support victims & keep them safe whilst at work Know Initial safety planning and signposting…
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MK-ACT VACANCY

Housing IDVA An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. IDVA – Housing (37.5 Hours FT) This post is funded by Milton Keynes Council We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation in partnership with Milton Keynes Council (MKC) providing a high quality service as an IDVA to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA). Providing targeted independent domestic violence advocacy and support for people who approach MK-Act Crisis Service. Part of your role will be working with colleagues in both MK-Act and MKC Housing to ensure that there are clear, robust and workable pathways…
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Mk ACT Christmas Presents for the Refuge

Mk ACT Christmas Presents for the Refuge

Christmas is a very hard time for families affected by domestic abuse. MK ACT are very grateful for any presents for the children and women in our refuge and families that we support through our Crisis Intervention Service.   We have included a list of the ages of children in our refuge for anyone who would like to donate a present. Please note, due to heath and safety we can only accept new toys and new clothes. We also cannot accept toy guns and knives. We ask for all presents to be either in gift bags with a label on…
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AD Housing IDVA July 2020

An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. www.mkact.com Housing IDVA (37.5 Hours FT) We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation in partnership with Milton Keynes Council (MKC) providing a high quality service as a Housing IDVA to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA).  Providing targeted independent domestic violence advocacy and support for people who approach The Homelessness Prevention Team for help which is as a result of DA or where DA is a contributory factor.  Part of your role will also to be to increase the capacity and skills of Housing staff…
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AD Dispersed Housing Outeach Worker July 2020

MK-ACT (MKWA) An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. www.mkact.com Outreach Worker x2 (hours 37 hours) We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation in partnership with Milton Keynes Council (MKC) providing a high quality service as an outreach work to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA) and living in temporary accommodation.  Part of your work is to empower our clients, keeping the safety of them and their children central to their interventions, assessing their needs and putting the right support in place. We are looking for individuals who is committed to working…
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COVID-19/Coronavirus: Safety tips for survivors

Q. How do I know if I’m experiencing abuse? Domestic abuse is not always physical – it is a pattern of controlling, threatening and coercive behaviour, that can also be emotional, economic, psychological or sexual. Abuse is a choice a perpetrator makes, and isolation is already used by many perpetrators as a tool of control. If you need help recognising the signs of abuse, you can find information and resources on https://www.mkact.com/?page_id=587 . Alternatively, you can call MK Act on  0344 3754307  or call the Freephone 24h National Domestic Abuse Helpline,  on 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk. Q. Who…
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